My top 5 Christmas songs

Maybe I should have made 2 lists. But I decided to do one list and give you a caveat. The message and world-altering aspect of Christmas is the most meaningful aspect of the season. Christ came into the world to save sinners! The gifts, the decorations and all the fluff of Christmas don’t do all that much for me. But there are some songs I can’t wait to hear and sing! So, here’s my top…..

The Middle Child of Holidays

Face it.  Thanksgiving is the middle child of the holiday season. People make a great fuss about Halloween.  Of course they do; it’s the holiday first-born.  First-borns make us “parents for the first time.”  Duh! Your other children wonder why you don’t affirm that obvious piece of information about them.  After all, they made you parents for the second and fifth time.   Likewise, Halloween inaugurates the holiday season, and its popularity seems to have grown over…..

A non-guilty Lent

I don’t recall where I was speeding hurrying to get, but I had been listening to the song Christ is Mine by CityAlight when I realized my gas tank wasn’t going to get me there.  Determined to find a place $.02 lower per gallon, I skipped a few gas stations before I finally stopped. As I entered the parking lot and pulled alongside the pump, the bridge of the song hit me: Come, rejoice now, O my…..

A powerful Christmas scene

++Update: YouTube has blocked the video I used in this post due to copyright restrictions. Now, you’ll have to watch the episode!++ Tonight, our church hosted a Service of the Longest Night.  I’ve repeatedly said that I anticipate this service more than the other Christmas time services.  Yes, even candlelight worship.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love candlelight and sharing in Communion as we praise God for the gift of Jesus.  From time to time…..